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Active Retirees : Active Retirees Oct-Nov 2012
Active RetireesTM | 11 WALk this WAy By Richard cann Warrie circuit, springbrook National Park, Queensland Length: 17km Difficulty: Moderate W: www.derm.qld.gov.au/parks/springbrook Part of the World Heritage Area of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia, Springbrook National Park lies 100km south of Brisbane and offers some of the world’s most important and rich wilderness. Canyon Lookout makes for a spectacular introduction to the 17km Warrie Circuit, which follows the base of the Canyon cliffs past a series of waterfalls before dropping into subtropical rainforest. This walk is characterised by mossy, damp rock underfoot, so make sure you’re wearing appropriate footwear. The ‘Meeting of the Waters’, where several creeks intersect, makes for an ideal lunchspot, a little over halfway through the circuit. While sugar gliders, quolls, brushtail possums and koalas will do their best to keep out of sight, the sounds of cuckoo-doves, whip birds, yellow-tailed black cockatoos, a variety of frogs, and perhaps even lyrebirds remind walkers that they’re not alone. The second half takes you back up the western side of the gorge. It’s a relentless climb, but there are plenty more breathtaking waterfalls that offer excuses to pause, including Gooroolba, Poonyahra and Poondahra falls. Strength for health Balance and strength training integrated into everyday routines could reduce falls in older people by almost a third, according to a new University of Sydney study. “Less than 10 per cent of older people routinely engage in strength training,” says Professor Lindy Clemson, lead author of the study. The Lifestyle integrated Functional Exercise (LiFE) program involves embedding balance and lower limb strength training into daily routines. Rather than a prescribed set of exercises, participants are encouraged to complete LiFE activities, such as walking sideways or bending knees, whenever the opportunity arises during the day. Only 2 minutes walk from Woy Woy station the M.V . Saratoga departs Fisherman’s wharf Monday to Friday at 9.00am, 10.45am and 12.30pm and on the Weekends at 9.30am, 10.45am and 12.30pm for a relaxing ride on the beautiful Brisbane water. If you would like to stop and have some lunch or a cold beer then just inform the captain and he will ring the club prior to your arrival and arrange the courtesy bus for your pick up at Central wharf. The Bus departs at 1:05 pm & 2:05 pm to meet the ferry for your return journey. During weekdays you can have the option for the Bus to take you to Lintern St Wharf, on request, to catch the 3:45pm School Ferry - this must be pre arranged with the club on booking. Group bookings essential. Phone skipper 0418 63 13 13 or email firstname.lastname@example.org www.centralcoastferries.com.au Functions Davistown RSL offers a function venue away from the noise and traffic of the CBD. We can cater for all functions from 3 to 300 people. Phone Sandra Shearim on 4363 0103 to make Davistown RSL Club your next venue destination. Cold Beers We offer 16 Icy cold beers on tap as well as bottled beer and the finest wine, you will surely find something to tantalise your tastebuds. Brasserie and Café Whether it’s just a cup of coffee and cake or a dish from our ever changing menu, we will have something to tempt you all. Kids Playground Why not bring the whole family including the grandkids to the Davistown RSL, whilst you are enjoying the beautiful surrounds the kids can play on the sun- shaded and fully-fenced playground. Love Your Lawn Bowls If you’re a member of another lawn bowls club why not organise a group of your fellow members to ride the ferry and play on one of our two grass greens and make it a great day out. Call Sandra Shearim 4363 0103 for further availability and function packages.
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